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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 17, 2007 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dose of reality

TT--

Couldn't agree more, re: human beings being violent and always weanting to kill each other somehow.
But that is exactly my point. Semi-automatic weapons make it much easier to do so and in greater numbers in a short amount of time.

You may WANT to kill as many people with a rock or a knife, but you'll find it a lot harder to kill as many as with a rapid fire weapon that pumps bullets into your victims in a matter of seconds.

I do believe people have the right to defend themselves and find it hard to argue that a small or elderly person wanting to protect their home shouldn't be allowed to own a handgun for that purpose, but when we get into "gun nut" territory where the refusal of banning or regulating ANY weapons, no matter how absurd the level of killing power, I have a real problem.

Again--hunters, responsible gun owners who take safety courses and allow for a fair waiting period and background check--fine with me, even if I myself choose not to go that route.